Lou Kerner is a Senior Advisor to the Blockchain Group at Moelis & Company. Lou is a Partner at Blockchain Coinvestors, a crypto fund-of-fund, invested in 40 of the leading crypto VCs around the world. He is a crypto enthusiast, investor and thought leader who in 2013 was named Wall Street’s Bitcoin Expert by The Wall Street Journal in addition to ranking among the most influential crypto bloggers on Medium. He regularly keynotes crypto industry events and hosts conference calls with innovators along with frequent appearances on TV and print as a crypto subject matter expert. Lou founded CryptoMondays, the largest crypto meetup group in the world with chapters in 40+ cities.
Prior to crypto, Lou was a Partner at the decentralized VC, Flight, where he managed The Israeli Founders Syndicate. Before Flight, he was a Managing Partner of The Social Internet Fund (SIF), which invested in shares of rapidly growing tech companies. Prior to SIF, Lou was an angel investor, best known for investing in Facebook and writing the first Wall Street style research report on the company in 2010. Before angel investing, Lou ran two digital companies, Bolt and .tv. Bolt was the largest social network before MySpace. .tv commercialized the top-level domain .tv licensed from the tiny island nation of Tuvalu and was acquired by Verisign. Lou started his career as an equity analyst following media and tech companies at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch. Lou has a B.A. from U.C.L.A. and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.